A STAND OF
Dr. Knapp's Advice la Regard to Planting.
Things Essential for Seed fioralnatlon.
Procuring a stand of cotton
tinder the various conditions of
heat and moisture is one of the
important things which all of us
X. . 4. 1A.na,1 Knar to AnAV3' A"
7 .1" i, tf i U r.fl. " slid., or the drag
W farmer .Ireadr knows that or Mndmort part of the machine
three things are essential for
the germination of seed. They are
heat, moisture and air (or oxy-
The planting machine, in the
hands of careless men, is respon
sible for much of the poor stands
of cotton. Most of them plant
entirely too deep, and are adjust
able enough to run more shallow
than three or four inches or to put
less than a bushel of seed to the
acre. In many of them the wheel,
is the last
ROCKWELL ; lyilANUEL.
The health of the oommunity is Mrs.-C A. Miller and her three
very good, except a few chills. little children were visiting in our
Rev. Clapp, of Newton, preach- community lately,
gen which abounds in the air).
The practide of many planters
shows conclusively that iowever
much importance they attaoh to
the two former conditions they
This leaves the surface oompacted
which greatly favors drying out
There are now on the market a
few machines that seem to be al
most ideal in construction . They
plant either wet or dry seed, have
a force feed arrangement that
often do not take the latter dro?s ene se!d from T ?. fr
in cues a parr, are easily uujuout-
..... bla to an v desirable denth. have
en no I lmnnrtannA vun tnfi ninfir I
. , I "
mnv i . . , . .
Dressing tnem in ciose couauo
with soil, and having such cover
ers to come laBt. as leave a loose
ed an excellent sermon recently
at the Reformed churoh here.
J. A. Bost, section boss at
Rockwell, has moved in the new
house on East Coy street.
Mrs. Sallie Friok, of Salisbury,
was visiting in Rockwell recently.
B. A. Fesperman has moved
into his new house.
May Frick visited her brother
in aaiiBDurv last wees, one re
ports a nice time.
There will be a big day at Rock
11 Tl 4.1 4 i U TF-Un.Ar,
wen iuiy bus m. oi-voirvuj im urn n r f T
come and bring your sweethearts. U 1 I V jQ ty 111
There will be a ball game at 10 a.
Let us thoroughly masticate,
agitate, digest and assimilate this
fact bo that we will have it "in the
blood" when planting season
comes around again. Most seed
will germinate when lying on top
f fVia rri-.nnrt with frp fiTTkOHIlTft
of air if the conditions of heat Ifc isn interesting study and one
and moisture are right.
mulch on the surface.
There is muoh yet to be learned
about seed germination under the
various conditions named above.
Dr. S. A. Knapp, in charge of
Demonstration farm work in the
South, and a man of ample expe
rience and wide observation, gave
out information in the early
spring about follows : Thoroughly
pulverize the soil before planting.
Use only sound, well improved
Beed and plant shallow. Harrow
iust before planting, soon after
planting, and continue the use
of the weeder or harrow until the
plants are large enough to be in
capable of paying well for the
time SDent in understanding it
thoroughly. C. R. Hudson.
HACKETT DENIES IT.
lie did not Make Remorks Which
Hats Been Attributed to him,
Congressman Hackett had the
following to sav in an interview
the other day in Charlotte :
"The statement that I intima
ted that neither of the three gen
tlemen who are candidates for
jured thereby. This advice anti- governor is fit for the high office
cipated all the unfavorable condi- to which he aspires, or that either
tions which we have had for ger- 0f them is not a man whom the
mination. He had in mind the people can trust to the fullest ex
thorough aeration of the soil, as tent in the office, or that I am of
well as the bringing about of
pro per conditions of heat and
If the rainfall is too great, this
Btiring of the soil right down to
the seed close underneath, dries
out the immediate surface thus
obviating, to some extent, the ex-
Miss Dovie Beaver is well again,
we are glad to note, Miss Beaver
has had the chills the last; two
W. R. Trexler, Jas. Mesimer
and Geo. Brown have all had their
C. A, Miller is thinking of mov
ing back to the farm from Rock
well next fall.
We expect to have a wedding in
our community before long.
When you need a tooth extracted,
When yen need a tooth treated,
When you need a tilling, ,
When you need a crown,
When you need a bridge,
When you need a plate,
When you need any kind of
we are doing the .business, De-
cause we are doing first-class work
at prices you can afford to pay.
Dr. L. S. Fox,
122 No, Main St.,
Phone No. 805.
Office Hours : 8 :30 am to 12 :S0 pm,
2 to 6:15 pm.
COMFORTS OF HOME
that make a happy couple. We
have contributed in no small de
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household. And expect to con
tinue to do so. Our stock of
furniture is more extensive than
ever, and we're selling it at
marked down prices. Hand
some and serviceable parlor
suits $10. Durable and ele
gant lounges, couches and easy
chairs at half real value. As
IE. WITHERSPOON & COMPANY
EMPIRE BLOCK, SALISBURY, N. C. '
m. and an Kinas oi races as o
o'clock, Also fire works and
graphophone entertainment at
8:80d. m. Ice cream and cold
drinks will be served.
Grover Eagle has had the fever
for three weeks, but he is improv
There will be preaching at Lib
erty the first Sunday in July at
p. m. Everybody is invited to
Strawberries are all gone,
blackberries are plentiful.
The mumps are preyalent
around here, and; some people are
keeping close at home to avoid
the risk of catching them.
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Sept. 7, 1908. Address
Francis P. Venable, President,
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the opinion that they are m any
way unfitted for it, is gratuitous
I have taken no part in the
campaign tor eitner canaiaata
nor have I uttered a word derog-
tory to the character of either. I
have stated frequently in public
ceBsive moisture, yet forming a and private conversation that all
mulch to conserve tha underneath three are honorable men, staunch
to.preventtoo much dryness should I and true Democrats, and that eith-
the ram ceases. It is a form of I nr would make as erood a crovernor
aerial drainage that extends only as the other. I have deplored the
to the depth of stinng.Futhormore fact that bitterness and personal
this frequent stiring lets in the ities have been injected into the
sunshine thus helping in the ques- campaign : have stated that I be-
tion of heat. It also lets in the lioved it wonld ininra the Demo
life-giving air. cratic party, and that such things
It is often necssary to plant I ought not to occur in the canvass
cotton seed when the soil is dry. J for office between Democrats ; and
in planting under such conditions that I believe it would be for the
the usual practice is to put the best interests o the party to nom
seed into the soil three or four inate a man who had not engag
incnes. This is all right provided ed in a campaign characterized
We know that excessive rains I hv nftrRnnalitifiR and stronff feel
The health of this community
is very good at present.
Monroe Ketner is the smart
man of this community. He has
his corn laid by and his wheat
hauled. He can sit easy in his
Sav. Bro. Xerxes, wake up, let
us hear some more of you.
We understand L. J. Shive has
got able to
The crops in this
ooking fine now.
would not come immediately.
iJut we dot know this. Rains
may come, pack the soil, and pre
vent entrance of sunshine and
air. However, there are ways of the success of
securmg a stand witbout running party.
During the second week of May,
during a severe drought, the writer
had occasion- to plantaome cotton
seed in soil that was exceedingly
dry. A lighted torch was first
passed over seed to remove the
fuzz and adhering lint which pre
vent the close contact of the seed
with the soil. This could prob
ably have been done better by
close ginning or reginning . Wet
ting the seed and rolling them in
ashes or in a small amount of
commercial fertilizers would have
accomplished the same purpose.
The seed were thoroughly wetted
with water and kept moist for
three days before planting. The
eed were then put three-fourths
of an inch in the ground - at the
rate of 12 pounds peracre. With
in a week fully ninety-five per
cent of them were up. The stand
was perfect. The young plants
are Btrong and vigorous,, with
broad, dark-green leaves, ready
for business. In fields near by
are seed which were planted from
three or four inches deep and
which have never come through.
The usual practice in this coun
try is to plant from one to two
bushels of cotton seed per acre.
This gives many plants, standing
thick in a row, Oonreqently, the
growth is spindling, does not start
to fruiting early, falls down easily
when ohopped, and, as Dr. Knapp
lays, invites an attack of disease
or inseots. In thin planting, the
talk makes a strong, stocky
growth gets busy early, and
makes a few bolls before the thick
planting gets started. Conse
quently the yield is greater.
Borne farmers have seoured good
lands with only a peck of seed
- per acre.
ing. Tms is tne substance and
extent of my statement made in
Winston, as an individual, solely
in the interest of harmony and
"paw grass" again.
James Ritchie had a stroke of
paralysis and is confined to Mb
The subscription school starts
up nere tne second Monday in
July with Misses Mary Heller and
Mamie Peeler as teachers.
Chills & Fever
Loss of Appetite
and all disorders aris
ing from Torpid Liver.'
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present them to the undersigned
on or Defoie the 28th dav of May
1 iwjw, or tnis notice win De plead in
Dar 01 tneir recovery. All nersons
indebted to said estate will please
mane immediate payment.
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Any itchiness of the skin is an
.Little danger in itching skin
Bat they make yon miserable.
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After suffering for some time,
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my attention and I procured a
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my 'trouble had entirely disap
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it it since and know that (the cure
effeoted by JJoan's Ointment was
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ceased, this is to notify all persons hav
mg claims against tne estate 01 sua
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signed at Land is, N. C. on or before
the 18th day of May, 1909, or this
notice will be plead in bar of their re
covery- ah persons indebted to said
estate will please make immediate pay'
This May 18th, 1908.
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Landis, N. 0
R. Lee Wright, attorney. 5-18 4t
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By virtue ot a deed or trust ex
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wife, M. C. Freeze, which is re
corded in boos Si page ob in rec
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ty, I will sell to the highest bidder
for cash on the
20th day of July, 1908,
12 o'clock rn, the following land
lying in Atwell township, adjoin
ing Caleb Freeze, Rufus Rodgers
and others, bounded as follows
Beginning at a stake in the field
and runs E 5 chains to a stake
thence B bo W & chains to a
! stump : thenBe S 25 W 10. 50 chains
to a stake : thence N 70 W 2.70
chains to a pine: thence N 19 E
10.25 chains to the beginning
containing 8 acres and known as
the Meadow lot.
June 17, 1908.
t G. J. Harris, trustee.
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Home-made Harness don't fail to
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Our line of Baddies, Collars,
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We solicit a portion of your
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We have everything in Furniture, and are also
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We make a specialty of church carpets, Lodge
Carpets and all large carpets. Some of the large
carpets we have put down can be seen at the First
Baptist Church, Spencer Methodist, Holmes Memo
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